Moneual's All-in-One PCs Bring Art to the Show Floor

We may never get to purchase these painted PCs, but we can sure appreciate their design.

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You've no doubt heard of LG and Samsung, two electronics brands that are synonymous with South Korea. A company from this tech-savvy country that you may not know is Moneual (pronounced MON-YOU-ALL). With products ranging from vacuum robots to TVs, you might hear more about Moneual in the coming years, and that's a good thing for consumers with an eye for the beautiful.

Many of Moneual's products at International CES differentiated themselves with sleek and beautiful product design, but none more so than the company's line of +Art all-in-one PCs. Yes, the type of PC popularized by the iMac is now somewhat of a boring concept, so Moneual gathered a bunch of artists and went wild designing these all-in-ones.

The seven PCs shown did not include any kind of specs, so look elsewhere, power-hungry PC nerds. But for those who like seeing a pop of color and a flair for the artistic, Moneual's got you covered.

Un Passage (Pink)

Moneual's Pink Un Passage PC
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Artist: Taeim Ha

First up is the Un Passage model by artist Taeim Ha, who uses wide color stripes as a part of her art. In this model, she uses these stripes as borders for this all-in-one PC, while the rest of it is soaked in vibrant pink. Even the bottom of the mouse matches the color scheme. According to Moneual, "Work in Pink is popular among Women." Who knew?

Un Passage (Blue)

Moneual's Blue Un Passage PC
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Artist: Taeim Ha

The second Un Passage model looks like the male counterpart to the pink version, as this one clearly states "Work in blue is popular among Men." While this particular model doesn't exactly bring to mind the theme song from Two and a Half Men, it's still a striking PC, with artist Taeim Ha's signature color stripes cascading around the monitor. The base of this all-in-one is draped in blue, as is the bottom of the mouse. Manly!

Loveless

Moneual's Loveless PC
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Artist: Eddie Kang

Get some tissues ready for this one: Moneual's Loveless model is inspired by the "memories of and companionship shared with an abandoned dog." Artist Eddie Kang adopted this abandoned doggy and lived with it for five years, which inspired the phrase "save the loveless." The back of this PC features an artistic rendering of the poor canine with both an angry face and a happier appearance. If the Loveless dog could see this tearjerker of a PC, I think he'd wear the happy face.

Happy Cell

Moneual's Happy Cell PC
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Artist: Eddie Kang

Enough with the tears—let's rejoice! Eddie Kang lets his cheery side show on this PC, which was inspired by the Korean saying "when you laugh once, you get that much younger." Those colorful spheres that you see on the back of this all-in-one are actually "happy cells," which bring happiness to people. That's kind of a surprise to us: We thought quad-core processors and solid-state drives brought happiness.

Blossom

Moneual's Blossom PC
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Artist: Jihoon Ha

While the Blossom model doesn't look very interesting from the front, the back is an entirely different story. Artist Jihoon Ha was inspired by the decorative coloring found on Korean buildings (called dancheong), and riveted aluminum flower petals to this PC. The result is nothing short of amazing—I'd have trouble working on this PC due to its artistic distractions.

Organizer

Moneual's Organizer PC
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Artist: Jihoon Ha

Who said art can't be practical? Where Jihoon Ha's Blossom model is a PC too beautiful to touch, the Organizer all-in-one is made for working. The front looks normal, with some yellow accents, but the back is made up of "pockets" that can be used to store pencils, pens, or whatever else is on your desk. It doesn't hurt that the back is clad in yellow, giving your work ethic a lighthearted boost.

Flower Garden

Moneual's Flower Garden PC
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Artist: Dongi Lee

What do you get when you mix the iconic Mickey Mouse and the trend-setting Astro Boy? Atomaus, the creation of artist Donghi Lee. The back of this all-in-one features Lee's signature character atop a red sea of flowers, while the keyboard has flowers interspersed. The flower garden itself represents "unknown depth behind the light-heartedness." According to Moneual, the original Flower Garden painting by Donghi Lee fetched $15,500 at auction.

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